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Reine Arcache Melvin

Reine Arcache Melvin

Reine Arcache Melvin is a Filipino-American author whose works focus on the Philippines and the lives of Filipinos both at home and abroad. Arcache Melvin’s short-story collection A Normal Life and Other Stories won the Philippine National Book Award for Fiction in 1999. The Betrayed is her first novel.

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Latest reviews

  • “Sumptuous and visceral...a novel about desire and denial.”
    — The New York Times Book Review, Sep 5 2022
  • ★ “Melvin’s sweeping family saga is a fascinating exercise in family dynamics as they are inextricably linked to worldly politics, power, and privilege.”
    — Booklist (Starred Review), Aug 1 2022
  • “Violence and chicanery, love and survival, poverty and careless opulence: Everything’s in play in Melvin’s sprawling family saga set in the Philippines.”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Jul 15 2022
  • “Melvin offers a convincing perspective on political turmoil and the ways it impacts her characters’ lives.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Jul 14 2022

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